“Illustrating” the Role of the Expressive Arts Among Children and Youth with Cystic Fibrosis: A Narrative Review

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Stephanie Posa
Fiona Moola


In this paper, the authors conduct a narrative review of the literature to explore the role of the expressive arts in the lives of children and youth with cystic fibrosis (CF). While most research designs in this review were case studies, researchers used a variety of art forms in their studies, including poetry, photography and drawing. Our findings reveal that researchers used the expressive arts to understand and address the psychosocial states, social health, physical health, and coping patterns of children with CF. The expressive arts might be a powerful tool to explore the facets of health in this population.


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